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Discussion in 'Recording' started by MyRearview, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. MyRearview

    MyRearview Guest

    Okay, I was once told how to setup a compressor for rap fast vocals
    to make it sound clear and stuff, but now I forgot how to :(

    I don't know how to set it up, can someone tell me how the compressor
    works in a really simpel way, like what is thres,ratio,knee,att,rel,gain and etc good for , and some tips to use in fast rap vocals :)

    cuz I cant find anything on the google.
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Simple answer:

    Thresh -28 (because you're probably tracking too low)
    Ratio 6:1 (because 4:1 isn't enough)
    Attack 30ms (because the plosives can be like beatboxing)
    Release 50ms (because noone will notice the pumping over the breathing)

    Combine this with as much HF boost as you can manage before it sounds like mice are singing.

    Real answer:

    You need skills and an ability to judge how to set things on a compressor, none of which can be learned solely through the google. This is why there's nothing on it.

    To get any help with this, you need to at least specify what you are compressing them for and with.
    Software? Hardware?
    Rap ... solo? To fit in a dense chorus with three synth lines and a drum machine?
  3. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
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  4. MyRearview

    MyRearview Guest

    wow man thanks
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
  6. ocdstudios

    ocdstudios Active Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    That is TOO FUNNY! Excellent Visuals! LMAO!!

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